New Milford Connecticut History
Includes a Descendant Family Report of Caleb Mallory
Contributed by:  Mallory Smith
It is said the first meeting house in New Milford was built in 1720, but I believe it was probably before 1716 when Caleb Mallory, who lived next to Col John Reed died.     I have included a small portion of my file on the descendants of Caleb Mallory....    You may be familiar with the murder of Caleb Mallory Jr and his wife and four grandchildren.
 

Caleb Mallory of New Haven, came to New Milford in company with Benjamin Bunnell, in 1714, and built him a dwelling on the west end of his lot (purchased from Sgt. Benjamin Bunnnell) next north of the one called Col. John Reed’s, for when the first meeting house was built, it was to “be set up in the highway in the most convenient place between the house that is called John Reed’s and that which is called Caleb Mallory’s house.   Mr. Mallory died Aug 20, 1716, having been here at little over two years.”  History of the Towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, Ct 1703-1882 by Samuel Orcutt

 

 

(3) Caleb Mallery 3 Nov 1681 New Milford d 20 Aug 1716 New Milford, Litchfield Ct (Lived in Milford) = 13 Feb 1706/7 (1) Miriam Blakeslee 2 May 1688 d 23 June 1776 Miriam (Blakeslee) Mallory married (2) 13 Dec 1716 Dr Thomas Pickett Jr 22 Nov 1689 New Milford d 17 Jun 1774 age 86. (Samuel Blakeslee Jr 8 Apr 1662 bp 16 Sep 1666 d 15 Oct 1732 West Haven Ct = Sarah Kimberly 1663) (Samuel Blakesley Sr 1624 Guilford ct d 17 may 1672 New Haven Ct = Hannah Potter 1639 Chesham Buckingham ENG d 7 Nov 1723 New Haven Ct) (Sarah Kimberly was sister of Elizabeth Kimberly who married John Mallory.  Father was Nathaniel Kimberly 1636 d 1705 West Haven = Miriam___) Miriam Blakesley’s grandfather, Thomas Kimberly = (1) Alice___, (2) Marie Seabrook Preston, widow of William Preston whose youngest daughter, Marie, was Caleb’s grandmother, was Caleb’s grandmother-in-law.)   Will of Thomas Kimberly: 11 Jan 1672/73: wife, Mary; dau Abiah Boardman (Mrs. Abiah Boardman m 1665) and her three children: Hachaliah and Joseph Preston; gr. Children Nathaniel, Elizabeth, and Mary Hayes (Mrs. Nathaniel Hayes); sons Nathaniel, Thomas (= Hannah Russell, dau of James, d 28 Nov 1714 dsp); son Abraham, his wife Hannah and dau Mary.

 

(4) Meream (Miriam) Mallery 23 May 1708 New Milford, Litchfield d 23 Jun 1776 = 16 Oct 1728 New Milford by Rev Daniel Boardman The Congregational Church New Milford Ct Jonathan Hitchcock

(5) Aaron Hitchcock 25 Nov 1743 New Milford

(4) Deborah Mallery 11 May 1710 New Milford d 23 Jan 1809 Bloomfield, Hartford = 23 Apr 1730 New Milford by Rev Daniel Boardman The Congregational Church New Milford Ct Samuel Hitchcock 17 Sep 1699 d 9 Feb 1774 New Marlberg, MA (Deborah was Samuel’s second wife, first was Rebecca Brownson (probably Brunson or Bronson, see founders of Hartford) 14 Feb 1707 New Milford, Litchfield, Ct d 5 Dec 1727) Samuel’s sister, Esther = Nathaniel Bostwick and sister, Sarah = Thomas Bronson (Samuel Hitchcock 21 Aug 1672 Springfield, Hampden, MA d 9 Dec 1727 =17 Nov 1698 Sarah Weller 15 Apr 1678 Northhampton, MA d 13 Apr 1761) (Deacon John Hitchcock 27 Sep 1642 New Haven, Ct  d 9 Feb 1711/12 Springfield, MA = Sarah (Hannah) Chapin 2 Dec 1644 Springfield, MA d 21 May 1719 Springfield, MA) (Samuel Chapin = Cicely Penney) (John Weller = Mary Alvord) DAR 37740 says the Samuel Hitchcock who married Deborah Mallory was born in 1731…see Samuel son of Samuel)

(5) Samuel Hitchcock 28 Feb 1731 New Milford d 19 Feb 1801 Sheffield, Berkshire, MA = _________  Samuel Hitchcock served as a private in Capt Peter Ingersol’s Company, Col John Brown’s Berkshire, MA Regiment. (DAR 37740)

(6) Ebenezer Hitchcock 23 Nov 1767 Marlboro, MA d 19 Apr 1834 Frankfort, Herkimer, NY =23 Oct 1792 Elizabeth Everett (John Everett = Elizabeth Gill)

(7) Ira Irvine Hitchcock 11 Feb 1793 Litchfield Twp NY d 1 Dec 1868 Philadelphia, PA =19 Dec 1816 Sauquoit, Oneida, NY Melinda Bishop

(7) Nancy Hitchcock 19 Nov 1794 d 10 Jun 1830 = Adin Breed

(7) Betsy Hitchcock 19 Nov 1794 Litchfield Twp, NY d 5 Mar 1819

(7) Electa Hitchcock 12 Apr 1799 Litchfield Twp, NY d 1879 = John Rector

(7) Julia Ann Hitchcock 6 Feb 1804 Litchfield Twp, Herkimer, NY = Alin Breed

(7) Horace Curtis Hitchcock 26 Dec 1822 Paris, NY = Almira Wood

(6) Rueben Hitchcock 1769 New Marlboro, MA d 4 Apr 1824 Vernon, Onieda, NY = Electa Spaulding

(6) Silas Hitchcock 1771 New Marlboro, MA

(6) Jerusha Hitchcock 1773 New Marlboro, Hampshire, MA d Ovid, NY (DAR info says she was daughter of Deborah Mallory and Samuel Hitchcock) = 1801 David Rhodes 1755 d 1839 Cayuga Co NY (Jerusha was his second wife) David Rhodes enlisted from Stoughan, MA as a private 1775 and was in the Battle of Trenton.  Received a pension for his service at Cayuga Co NY. (DAR 37740)

(7) Jerusha Rhodes 1802 d 1877 = 1820 Roswell Lane 1778 d 1870

(8) Sarah Lane 1826 d 1890 = Brooks B Hazelton 1829 d 1899 (Peter Hazelton 1793 d 1846 = Sally Pierce 1787 d 1852) (Ballard Hazelton 1769 d 1836 = Sally Noyes) (Joseph Hazelton 1731Bradford, MA d 1798 Concord, NH = Elizabeth Abbott 1733 d 1834) Joseph Hazelton signed the Association Test at Concord 1776.

(9) Ella Hazelton Richland, MI = Carlos Webster Childs (DAR 37740)

(5) Deborah Hitchcock 4 Feb 1733 New Milford =26 Nov 1761 Caleb Nichols

(5) Caleb Hitchcock 8 March 1735 New Milford d 29 Aug 1736

(5) Caleb Hitchcock 26 Feb 1737 New Milford d Bloomfield, Hartford, Ct = 5 Oct 1763 Brimfield, Hampden, MA Eleanor Charles

(6) Elizabeth Hitchcock 28 May 1764 d 24 Dec 1841

(6) Tamar Hitchcock 11 Nov 1765 = Dositheus Hubbard

(6) Caleb Hitchcock 6 Sep 1767 d 3 Jul 1775

(6) Eleanor Hitchcock 11 May 1770 d 20 Jan 1819

(6) Charles Hitchcock 14 Aug 1771

(6) Caleb Hitchcock 14 Jul 1776

(6) Chloe Hitchcock  = Jonah Gillette

(6) Abigial Hitchcock 21 Mar 1783 Windsor Twp, Hartford, Ct = Levi Dudley

(5) Esther Hitchcock 5 Mar 1739 New Milford  =22 Dec 1756 James Blackman

(5) Ruth Hitchcock 2 Feb 1741 New Milford =26 Apr 1766 New Marlboro, Berkshire, MA Azariah Brown

(5) Abner Hitchcock 21 Jan 1743 New Milford d 5 Jun 1827 New Marlboro MA =17 Oct 1768 Sarah Wright

(6) Jonathan W Hitchcock 18 May 1767 = 15 Sep 1791 Clarrisa Ward

(6) David Hitchcock 4 Jul 1777 = Ruth Kingsley

(5) Luke Hitchcock 27 Dec 1746 New Milford d 21 Feb 1782 West Point, Orange, NY = 8 May 1771 New Marlboro Sarah Cornish

                                (6) Cornish Hitchcock 4 Jan 1772 = Mary Merrill

(6) Sarah Hitchcock 6 Aug 1773 = Daniel Barney

(5) Ebenezer Hitchcock 16 Jan 1746 New Milford died 3 Sep 1747

(5) Ebenezer Hitchcock 6 Aug 1748 New Milford d c 1767

(5) Daniel Hitchcock 24 Aug 1751 New Milford d 9 Apr 1753

(5) Elizabeth Hitchcock 18 Jun 1755 New Milford

(4) Caleb Mallory 3 Aug 1712 New Haven Resided in Roxbury and Washington, Ct d 3 Feb 1780 clubbed and burned to death with second wife and four grandchildren. = (1) 3 Dec 1734 Southbury Ct Elizabeth (Noble) DeForest 15 Dec 1715 New Milford, Ct d 1752/55 (2) 12 Sep 1755 Dec 1755 Woodbury Jane Waller (Wheeler) d 3 Feb 1780 burned to death (Elizabeth Noble was previously married 17 Aug 1731 New Milford Ct Isaac Deforest) (Stephen Noble 15 Aug 1686 Westfield, Hampden, MA = 21 Apr 1709 Enfield Hartford Ct Abigial Morgan 16 Feb 1682/83 Enfield, MA) (John Noble 6 Mar 1662 Westfield Hampden MA = (1) 13 Sep 1682 Westfield Hampden MA Abigial Sackett (2) 6 Mar 1684 Westfield Hampden MA Mary Goodman 5 Nov 1665 Hadley Hampshire MA) (Thomas Noble = Hannah Warriner)

 

"Edward Cogswell is mentioned as a member of 'The New London Society for Trade and Commerce,' in
1732. This was probably Edward of Ipswich, Mass., for we find him soon after, in 1735, in
Preston, New London Co., Conn., where he remained some ten years; he then made a purchase
of wild land in the northern part of New Milford. He purchased, Sept. 10, 1745, of John Baker
and Caleb Mallory, for 110 pounds, old tenor, the thirty-third lot of south tier of lots of the
so-called North Purchase, and became, in 1747, the first settler in that region. Subsequently, he
bought other lands in the vicinity, established iron works, and did much to develop the
resources of that new country. Mr. Cogswell lived to be eight-seven years of age. His grave is
near that of his youngest son, Major William Cogswell, in the cemetery of New Preston Parish,
Washington, Conn.

 

Caleb Mallory and Jane Weller were murdered with their grandchildren, children of Jonathan Noble Mallory, by handyman Davenport who set house on fire and beat escaping children with axe handle. Davenport was caught and hung.  The money he was seeking was found melted in the ashes of the house.

The winter of 1779-80 is the first of my rememberance.  On the night of the 2nd / 3rd of February, a murder was committed in or near New Milford by Barnard Davenport.   He killed Mr. Caleb Mallory and his wife, Mrs. Jane (Waller) Mallory, with a swingle (A wooden rod about two feet long shaped like a sword or knife used to beat flax.), plundered and burnt the house, with several children in it. (Four grandchildren, Sherman, John, Charlotte burned to death and a son killed with the club)   A few days later, Barnard was taken and committed to gaol for trial in the town and county of Litchfield.  About the 29th of April, his trial came on before the Superior Court; he pled guilty, and was condemned to be executed on the 8th day of May following.   He had not arrived at the age of twenty years when he was hung.  After he left the house on fire, he went home to his father’s, and acquainted one of his brothers, Nicholas, by with so much of the deed, and by taking a share of the plunder, that he was punished by being compelled to sit on the gallows while his brother was hanging, and then taken down and whipped thirty-nine lashes, and sentenced to prison during life.  After this, he behaving so well, and being young (about 17), the latter part of his sentence was set aside by his being bound to his good behavior and keeping in the bounds of New Milford for ten years.  This he complied with, and the term ended in 1790.  In this time I became acquainted with him and have never heard anything against his morals.”

 

The children killed were those of Dr Jonathan Noble Mallory and his first wife... he was remarried to Ann Nevers at the time of the murder. He had come into the second marriage with four children...all of whom were killed along with the grandparents. He later had a son William Noble Mallory 1795 with Anna Nevers. Dr Mallory died shortly after his son William was born. Dr Mallory had gone to the West Indies for health and rest. Anna Nevers removed to her home town of Maugervilles New Brunswick and remarried. Caleb Mallory was first married to Elizabeth Noble. The Nobles also removed from Ct to New Brunswick. In New Brunswick , William Mallory married Jane Snow..a double Mayflower descendant. (Constance Hopkins, daughter of Stephen Hopkins; Stephen Hopkins having been the only Mayflower passenger who had previously been to the New World...1609 Jamestown) William was a deacon of the Freewill Baptist Church in Maugersville. His uncle or cousin, Seth Noble, was a rev. in Maugersville. William was a drummer boy in the War of 1812.

 

With Elizabeth Noble:

(5) Lois Mallory 10 Dec 1735 New Milford, Litchfield, Ct died young

(5) Lois Mallory 5 Apr 1738 New Milford d 14 Nov 1809 = 5 Apr 1764 Soloman (Solomon) Northrop (Northrup) 3 Aug 1744 New Milford (Amos Northop = Anna Baldwin)

(5) Elizabeth Mallory 7 May 1743 New Milford bp 19 Jun 1743 d 2 Jul 1822 Rupert, Vt. = 12 Jul 1767 Israel Bostwick II 7 Aug 1749 New Milford d 11 Jul 1826 Rupert, Vt. (Busnell Bostwick 16 Dec 1712 New Milford, Ct = Miriam Skeel 1 Sep 1713 Woodbury, Ct) (Major John Bostwick 12 Oct 1688 Stratford, Ct = Mercy Bushnell c 1687 Danbury) (John Bostwick 4 May 1667 Stratford = Abigail Walker 17 Feb 1772/73 Stratford) (John Bostwick 1638 Tarpoley, Cheshire, England = Mary Brinsmaid 24 Jul 1640 Charlestown, MA)

(6) Elizabeth Bostwick 25 NOV 1767 = Thomas Towsley

(7) Bostwick Towsley

(7) Chester Towsley

(6) Lois Bostwick 13 Dec 1769 New Milford d 22 Mar 1846 Lived in Dunham, Canada

(6) Annis Bostwick 1771 died young

(6) Caleb Nobel Bostwick 28 Apr 1772 New Milford d 29 Jul 1849 Rupert, Vt. = 25 Dec 1797 Dorset, Vt Rhoda Kent 10 Aug 1778 Dorset, Vt

(7) Emiline Bostwick 3 Jul 1807 East Rupert, Vt = 17 Nov 1825 Harvey Holly

(8) Edson Leroy Holly 15 Jan 1827 = 12 Jan 1869 Helen M Wallace

(8) Francis Elizabeth Holly 19 Nov 1929 Dorset, Vt d 14 Jan 1858 Rutland, Vt = 10 May 1854 Albert Landon 28 Jan 1843 Sunderland, Vt

(9) Francis Emiline Landon 16 Dec 1857 Rutland, Vt

(8) George Fay Holly 17 Jan 1831 Dorset = 30 Jun 1881 Lockport, NY John Wesley Atkins 16 Oct 1844 Outwell, England

(9) Florence La Pla Adkins 14 Dec 1883

(9) Joseph Earl Adkins 27 Jun 1886

(8) Eli Kirk Holly 29 Oct 1832 17 Nov 1858 Medina NY =17 Nov 1859 Medina, NY Isabella Wilson 10 Jun 1838 Lockport, NY

(9) Albert Wilson Holly 14 Jan 1861 Dorset, VT = 28 Sep 1882 Lockport, NY Ida Phillips 15 Aug 1861 Lockport, NY

(10) Bertha Holly 1 Apr 1884

(10) Jay Kirk Holly 28 Sep 1887

(9) Charles Harvey Holly 3 Jun 1867

(8) Job Harrison Holly 8 Nov 1835 d 11 Nov 1859

(8) John Bostwick Holly 19 Sep 1837 Dorset = 18 Jan 1871 Salem, NY Francis M Clark 3 Sep 1846 Jackson, NY

(9) Alan John Holly 17 Jan 1887

(8) Ralph Field Holly 2 Mar 1840 = (1) 10 Oct 1866 Lockport, NY Caroline Crouch 7 Nov 1846 Galway, NY (2) 12 Oct 1876 Laura N Caldwell 21 Jan 1852 Lockport, NY

(9) Monfort Crouch Holly 26 Aug 1872 = 3 Jun 1896 Marie Bement

(10) Roger Bement Holly 24 Apr 1897

(9) Ethel Caldwell Holly 9 Aug 1878

(9) Bruce Caldwell Holly 14 Aug 1881

(9) Ross Caldwell Holly 11 Apr 1886

(8) Charles Earl Holly 15 Aug 1842 = 18 Oct 1888 Mary E Cunningham

(8) Ada Pardee Holly 5 Jul 1846 = 19 Jun 1873 John Mason Armstrong

(7) John Kent Bostwick 5 Jun 1811 d 8 Apr 1813

(7) Lucy E Bostwick 1 Feb 1815 = 29 May 1833 Return M Underhill

(6) Alanson Bostwick b 17 Feb 1774 New Milford, Ct = (1) Apr 1816 Leah Vandusen (2) Sarah Ann Hawley

(7) Harmon Israel Bostwick 10 Jan 1800 = 20 Nov 1835 Mary Ann Tyler 13 Jul 1818

(8) Ira Harmon Bostwick 1 Dec 1836 = 19 May 1846 Petrie Ann Lovern

(9) Leonora J Bostwick 16 Apr 1865 = 26 Dec 1885 JP Cromer

(9) Bettie A Bostwick 20 Oct 1867 = 8 Dec 1888 CA Lovern

(9) Addie M Bostwick 20 Jan 1869 = 20 Aug 1890 JA Croy

(9) Alice M Bostwick 10 Sep 1872 = 25 Dec 1896 BR Butt

(9) William B Bostwick 2 Jan 1875 =

(9) Wade Hampton Bostwick 24 Jun 1887

(9) Luther I Bostwick 13 Apr 1880

(8) William Alanson Bostwick 24 Nov 1838

(8) Martin Van Buren Bostwick 28 Sep 1840

(8) Lenora Jane Bostwick 29 Feb 1844

(8) William L Bostwick 5 Feb 1846 d Jul 1876 Montana Territory

(7) Elizabeth Bostwick

(7) John Bostwick

(7) William M Bostwick

(7) Jared Bostwick

(6) Jared Bostwick 15 Oct 1778 New Milford died Boston" at beginning of usefulness”

(6) Mary “Polly” Bostwick 1779 New Milford lived in Burlington, Vt = Dec 1800 Silas Root

(7) Elizabeth Root

(7) Mary Lucretia Root

(5) Eunice Mallory 7 Sep 1746 New Milford d 21 Oct 1830 Colebrook, Ct = 18 Dec 1766 Woodbury Ct  Richard Garnsey c 1746 New Milford bp 26 Oct 1746 Milford Ct  (Peter Garnsey 6 Apr 1709 Milford Ct= Ann Gunn)(Joseph Garnsey 3 Jan 1674 Milford = Elizabeth Disbrow c 1676 poss. Rye NY) (Joseph Garnsey = Hannah Coley) (Henry Garnsey c 1620 England = Hannah Munnings 1629 Denge, Essex, England) (Note: Betsey Mallory 22 Nov 1758 d 4 Dec 1835 Old Burying Ground, Watertown, Ct  = 8 Mar 1779 Bethel Chauncey Guernsey (Garnsey) IV 27 Mar 1760 New Haven d 9 Mar 1843 Watertown Old Burying Ground, Watertown  They  had child Joseph Garnsey, also Betsey and Charlotte).  Parents: Joseph Guernsey and Mary Brown) NOTE: Bethel Guernsey is second cousin of Amos Guernsey Jr whose daughter Susannah married John Mallory, son of Meridah Mallory)

(6) Polly Garnsey 18 Nov 1770 d 9 Jul 1788

(6) Milo Garnsey 1774 Ct

(6) Charlotte Guernsey c 1779 d 29 Jun 1860 Woodbury, Ct = Henry Skilton Atwood 23 Feb 1770 Watertown, Litchfield, Ct d 20 Apr 1843 Watertown, Ct bur Old Burying Ground, Watertown.  Atwood was first married to Ruth Ann Guernsey 2 Mar 1769 Waterbury d 23 Jun 1801 They had seven children (Amos Guernsey = Esther Blake)  (Elisha Atwood 1745 d 1825 = Mary Skilton 1746 d 1830; notice below that Mary Skilton b same year married Elisah Atwood and had Harvey Atwood, brother of Charlotte) (Henry Skilton 1745 England d 1825 Watertown, Ct  = Tabitha Avery 1717 d 1797) Henry Skilton entered the militia in place of his son Avery.  He served as a surgeon. (DAR 71427) (Amos Guernsey and son Amos Jr were followers of the Universal Friend and Amos Jr’s daughter Susannah married John Mallory, son of Meridah Mallory)

(7) Tabitha Atwood 16 Dec 1786

(7) Beul Atwood

(7) Charles Atwood

(7) Henry Skilton Atwood 17 Mar 1795

(7) Jesse Atwood 27 Apr 1797 Watertown Ct

(7) Himan Atwood 27 Feb 1799 d 3 May 1880 Watertown Ct = (1) c 1818 Maria Wooster (2) 7 Dec 1820 Watertown Ct Dortha Guernsey 6 Jun 1803 d 18 Mar 1860 (Abijiah Guernsey = Anne Hotchkiss)

(8) Hobart Augustus Atwood 4 Aug 1822 Watertown Ct d 30 Dec 1866=1846 Sarah Ann Ryder Mar 1827 d 27 Jan 1908 New Hartford Ct

(9) Edgar Allen Atwood c 1847

(9) Albert A Atwood c 1848

(9) Frank Hobart Atwood 17 Apr 1850 New Hartford Ct d 28 mar 1888 Bristol Ct = Juliette Bates c 1850

(10) William Bates Atwood Jan 1878 Ct d 8 Nov 1955 Bristol Ct = c 1905 Florence “Josephine” Fenn c 1880

      (11) Philip Fenn Atwood c 1906

      (11) Earl Bates Atwood c 1908

      (11) Vernon Joseph Atwood c 1910

(9) Ruth Ann Atwood c 1852

(9) Wilber Merrell Atwood c 1856

(9) Ernest Hinman Atwood Jan 1857 Ct = Annie D Atwood

   (10) Ernest R Atwood Sep 1887 Ct

   (10) Jane E Atwood Oct 1892 Ct

(9) Dora Esther Atwood c 1860 New Hartford, Ct = Howard Dwight Allen (DAR 71427)

(9) Dotha Ellen Atwood c 1860

(9) Riley Rider Atwood Oct 1862

(8) Ruth Ann Atwood Feb 1825

(7) Female Atwood 16 Jun 1801

(6) Elizabeth “Betsey” Garnsey 1768 Watertown, Litchfield, Ct d 6 Feb 1871 Woodbury, Ct  = 13 May 1809 Watertown, Ct Harvey Atwood 30 Jul 1784 Woodbury d 28 May 1868 Woodbury Ct bur Woodbury (Elisah Atwood 27 Apr 1745 Woodbury = Mary Skilton 12 Feb 1746 Preston, Ct)

(7) Five children

(5) Caleb Mallory 23 Oct 1749 New Milford, Ct UEL 1782 NY to Shelburne, NS 1783 with family of four  = 17 Mar 1768 Washington Ct Mary Ferry 1753 (1790 Census in Huntington Town, Ct) Caleb apparently returned to the US alone. By 1790 his children were of age and his wife may have died.  (Note: A Caleb Mallory bur Pine Grove Cem in Lower Burton, across the river from Maugersville..could be Caleb Jr.)  C. Mallory was a surveyor and worked at a general store at Eaton’s corner, Quebec in about 1822.  This C Mallory left Eaton’s corner with no information on where he went.  The following is a guess based solely on name and location  (Mary Ferry, was named as the wife of Caleb Mallory in the will of her father, Joseph Ferry of Woodbury Ct)

 

 

Regards, Mallory Smith

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